02 September 200918:46

Results of meeting of ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Central Organising Committee

The meeting was a routine gathering to discuss details relating to the staging of the event

Results of meeting of ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Central Organising Committee - Cricket News

ICC President David Morgan (L) and Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat hold a press conference.

The Central Organising Committee (COC) for the ICC Cricket World Cup (ICC CWC) 2011 met in Mumbai on Wednesday to continue preparations for the tournament.

The meeting, under the chairmanship of ICC Vice-President Sharad Pawar, was attended by ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat and representatives of the three countries set to stage the event, Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka.

Pakistan, previously the tournament's fourth host nation, was not present and will not attend any future meetings of the COC following the settlement made with the ICC last week whereby it was agreed the Pakistan Cricket Board would be relieved of its obligations as a co-host.

The meeting was a routine gathering to discuss details relating to the staging of the event.

Following due consideration, the COC made the following recommendations:

* To approve the operational plan and the event budget

* To fix the venue inspections in the three host nations for October/November

* That the ICC Cricket World Cup opening ceremony will be held on 17 February 2011 in Bangladesh and the opening match to take place in the same country on 19 February

* To announce the full match schedule and list of venues in Mumbai on 9 November

The recommendations of this COC meeting will now be communicated to the ICC Finance Committee and ICC Board for consideration.

Tournament director Prof. Ratnakar Shetty said: "This was another productive meeting and we have continued to make real progress. We are operating at full steam ahead for what should be a great event in 2011 and there is a great spirit of cooperation among the hosts and the ICC."

Those attending the Central Organising Committee meeting in Mumbai were:

Sharad Pawar - Chairman, ICC Vice-President
Haroon Lorgat - ICC Chief Executive
IS Bindra - ICC Principal Advisor
Campbell Jamieson - ICC General Manager - Commercial
Prof. Ratnakar Shetty - Tournament Director

From the Board of Control for Cricket in India:

Shashank Manohar
N Srinivasan
MP Pandove
Suru Nayak

From the Bangladesh Cricket Board:

Mahbubul Anam
Shafiqur Rehman

From Sri Lanka Cricket:

Nishantha Ranatunga
Sujeewa Rajapakse

The date for the next meeting of the COC will be on 9 November in Mumbai.